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a romantic saturday

Today, unlike most days this last week, the pain abated and didn’t plague me till about 5pm. It was like heaven came and teased me with a few hours of freedom. I made sure to make good use of this though, and so did S – we spent an extremely happy afternoon doing the things we love, together.


  1. Went to Orient Express and bought our sideboard/tv unit for the loungeroom, which is the final piece before that room is complete!
  2. Bought a gorgeous antique asian ceramic/porcelain stool. So kitsch, and I adore it! Pictures coming after I clean it up a bit.
  3. Found some potential lamps/vases for dining and loungeroom. I am loving decorating!
  4. Went to Bunnings and had a field day buying gardening supplies.


Of course all this makes for a massive day for Lil Ms Currently Crippled, so by the time we got home the agony had set in. But I didn’t care – I’d had a taste of a gorgeous date afternoon with my lovely man, and it has been too long since we’ve had one of those… It was… heaven.



Sharon Pakir & Steve

At my birthday party earlier this year.





home making

Those of you who know me well probably cringed at the title of this post. Sharon, a home-maker? Surely not!

Well not quite, I’m not about to hang up my corporate suits yet to don a full time apron (will I ever? Probably not). But I DO cook a mean meal, and lately because of pending new house moments of happiness, I’ve been particularly obsessed with furniture hunting, making lovely style palettes for all the different rooms, and whatnot.

Here’s some furniture that S and I purchased last week, to our absolute JOY. We have discovered in the journey of planning our home together, that we have exceedingly similar tastes, which is wonderful! In particular, we both love a juxtaposition of modern furniture and Asian antiques. We’d already bought all our “regular” furniture – bed, dining table, couch, and wanted a few stunning antiques to pull it all together. So, deep breaths, here goes:

1. A Gorgeous Entry/Hall Table

This piece stood out for us because of it’s unique lines, it’s sturdy legs, the scalloping and its un-finished look.

Oriental Antique Hall Table

2. Dining Room Sideboard/Buffet

We wanted something that would stand out next to our ultra modern, square dining table and the clean lines of plain chocolate leather chairs. Tada!

Dining Room Sideboard / Buffet

3. Feature Piece – Our Bar / Alcohol Cabinet

We don’t drink a lot between the 2 of us, but we sure love to entertain. This was the perfect piece in our opinion, and we were THRILLED when we found it! It’s actually an old kitchen cabinet, the equivalent of a modern day pantry, with grilled cupboard doors to allow air to circulate with the foodstuffs! I love the color of this piece – it’s going to look incredible as a feature in our hall, with a dark wall behind it and one of the art pieces we bought in Vietnam last year, hanging above it!

Oriental antique sideboard / buffet bar / pantry cupboard

What do you think so far, is the house coming along nicely? We haven’t even moved in yet and I think so!!!